Know what I think would be a fantastic use of genetic engineering?
Splicing together Ron Paul and Mike Gravel to create the PERFECT LEADER FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. They're both passionate, they're both saying things YOU CAN'T HELP BUT nod in agreement to, and they're both REALLY freakin' nuts.
What could symbolize America more than someone batshit passionate about things pretty much everyone has trouble disagreeing with? I think this hypothetical chimera candidate would give even John McClane a run for his money, and you know how much I want to see him elected.
I suppose they could even make two variants so they could run together as a "Paul-Gravel / Gravel-Paul" ticket in '08.
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